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Schedule A Visit

Schedule a campus visit by contacting our office. Visits typically last three hours, but can be longer if you elect to see residence hall or other areas not directly on the Maritime campus. The tour consists of a discussion/presentation on the Academy led by the Admissions Office, a Q & A session followed by a walking tour of the ship and campus. If scheduling permits, the tour will be led by current, upper class cadets. We recommend reserving your spot in advance, as we only schedule small groups. No visits are conducted on college holidays. We only schedule one weekend tour each year (date below).

August through April:

  • Fridays0900 or 1300 

  • April 21, 2018 (Saturday) – 1030–1330 (no lunch, please plan accordingly)

May through August:

The Training Ship State of Michigan will be sailing with our first year cadets. Prospective cadets are invited to tour the ship while it is in a port near you (visit our calendar page to view entire itinerary), but please contact us in advance to make arrangements. While you may schedule your official visit to the Academy during the summer, it is most beneficial if you can make arrangements to visit when the ship is in our port.

To schedule, please contact the Maritime Admissions Office:

Those with last names A–K, primary contact:

Scott Fairbank

Director of Maritime Admissions
(231) 995-1213

Those with last names L–Z, primary contact:

Judy Druskovich

Admissions Specialist
(231) 995-1209

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The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is located on NMC's Great Lakes Campus (#5 on the Great Lakes Campus map). The physical address is 715 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686. (Please note, this is NOT the mailing address.)

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